About Us

Created in 2008, the CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative is dedicated to the analysis of strategic local, regional, and global environmental challenges. It draws its inspiration from New York City as the "crossroads of the world". The CrossRoads Initiative provides a unique meeting grounds where interdisciplinary scientists, engineers and technologists join with policy experts to analyze environmental crises and craft innovative solutions to emerging environmental problems. As climate change and environmental problems gain a new sense of urgency around the globe, the collaboration of experts from various disciplines is key to managing such diverse challenges as coping with climate extremes, feeding a population that continues to grow, establishing energy security while preserving ecosystem services and biodiversity, protecting human health, and sustaining economic development.

Mission Statement

In keeping with the notion of New York City as CrossRoads to the World:
The CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative creates a major focal point for scientists, technology experts, engineers, and policymakers to join forces, dialogue, and jointly solve the major strategic environmental challenges facing the region, the Nation, and the world. The Initiative develops practical strategies for managing an Earth system capable of sustaining humans and nature over a millennial time horizon.

Contact Us

CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative
The City College of New York
Marshak Hall, Room 925
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212-650-7042
Fax:  212-650-7064


Marshak Hall (current location of CrossRoads Initiative)                      Advanced Science Research Center (future location)
City College Central Campus                                                              Shown with CCNY Science Research Center (right)
                                                                                                      City College South Campus